BARC week 29: Zee News replaces News18 India in Hindi news rural

MUMBAI: The Broadcast Audience Research Council data for week 29 showed Republic TV continuing to dominate the English news genre, whereas Aaj Tak led in Hindi genre. Zee News replaced News18 India in Hindi news Rural.

English News

Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV stood unbeaten at top position in English news genre with 1057 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 777 impressions (000s) last week. Times Now found itself at second position with 970 impressions (000s) sum, followed by India Today Television at third position  with 293 impressions (000s) sum. Mirror Now and CNN News 18 maintained their fourth and fifth positions with 265 impressions (000s) and 201 impressions (000s) sum.

English Business News

CNBC TV18 maintained its top position with 673 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 537 impressions (000s) sum last week. ET Now is in second position with 212 impressions (000s) sum.  BTVI and CNBC TV 18 Prime HD maintained their third and fourth positions with 77 impressions (000s) sum and 16 impressions (000s) sum.

Hindi News (U+R)

Aaj Tak stood at first position with 150333 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 125034 impressions (000s) sum last week. Where as  Zee News is at second position  with 103078 impressions (000s) sum, followed by India TV at third position with 101256 impressions (000s) sum. ABP News stepped down to fourth position with 94355 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 85738 impressions (000s) sum last week. News18 India maintained its fifth position with 93105 impressions (000s) sum.     

Hindi News Rural

Aaj Tak continued to dominate in Hindi news (R) with 69245 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 54097 impressions (000s) sum last week. ABP News maintained its second position this week with 45859 impressions (000s) sum. India TV is at third position with 39560 impressions (000s) sum. Zee News replaced News18 India at fourth position with 39264 impressions (000s) sum. News Nation stepped down to fifth position with 38263 impressions as compared to 32969 impressions (000s) sum last week.

Hindi news urban

Aaj Tak maintained its top position in Hindi news genre (U) with 81078 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 70936 impressions (000s) sum last week.  Zee News maintained its second position with 63814 impressions (000s) sum, followed by India TV and News18 India at third and fourth positions with 61697 impressions (000s) sum and 54989 impressions (000s) sum. ABP News maintained its fifth position with 48496 impressions (000s) sum.

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